FNIGC is committed to providing quality information that contributes to improving the health and well-being of First Nations people in Canada.
In collaboration with our regional partners, FNIGC conducts unique data-gathering initiatives that enable our partners to support First Nations governments to build culturally relevant portraits of their communities.
FNIGC supports First Nations communities by contributing directly to building data and statistical capacities at national, regional, and community levels, including the provision of credible and relevant information on First Nations. In addition to conducting a number of surveys, FNIGC is responsible for a wide range of other work. We oversee data collection on First Nations reserves and in northern communities, conduct research, engage in knowledge translation and dissemination activities, offer education and training, and promote the advancement of the First Nations principles of OCAP®.
Critically, FNIGC and our regional partners follow established protocols, policies, and procedures that are guided by a holistic cultural framework.
Ultimately, FNIGC is a tool that rights-holding First Nations can use, via our governance, to assert sovereignty over their data and information.